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Eye On Boise cabin sites archive

TUESDAY, DEC. 19, 2017

MONDAY, AUG. 28, 2017

This is the lakefront at one of the Priest Lake cabin sites that was auctioned off on Aug. 19, 2017. This particular site, at 44 Pinto Point Rd., was unleased but had an existing cabin; it sold for its starting bid of $538,604. (Idaho Department of Lands)

Another 59 Priest Lake cabin sites auctioned off by state of Idaho – this time for $29.1 million

The state of Idaho auctioned off 59 more properties on Priest Lake, and once again most of the buyers already own cabins on the land. The sites were auctioned off Aug. 18 and 19, and attracted no competitive bidding – all sold for their appraised value. “I think it went well,” said George Nethercutt, the former Washington congressman who’s the...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 4, 2017

TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017

Catching up on the news...

Idaho state treasurer Ron Crane's website hacked with an Islamic State message; fire season arrives in southern Idaho; giant sequoia moved; Payette cabin sites auctioned; Balukoff mulling another guv run; and more from while I was gone...

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This is one of the lots up for auction Friday at Payette Lake by the Idaho Department of Lands.

Idaho to auction 14 lots near Payette Lake

Idaho is putting up 14 Payette Lake lots for auction as part of an ongoing effort to remove the state from leasing land to cabin owners. Officials with the Idaho Department of Lands say the auction will take place Friday. Cabin owners have applied to participate in the auction...

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Members of Idaho's state Land Board, including Gov. Butch Otter, left, and acting state Controller Brandon Woolf, right, deliberate on Tuesday. (Betsy Russell)

Idaho mulls covenants on Priest Lake cabin sites 

As Idaho moves toward transferring hundreds of state-owned cabin sites on scenic Priest Lake to private owners through land exchanges or auctions, the state wants to protect the value of the land - and nearby state endowment land - through restrictive covenants. Most Priest Lake...

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